Educators, employers, students, parents, legislators and guests assembled at the State Capitol for STEM Day at the Capitol 2020.

Hundreds Celebrate STEM Day at State Capitol

STEM exhibits, featuring nearly 200 Iowans, lined the Capitol Rotunda on February 19 for STEM Day at the Capitol. A total of 23 in and out of school displays were present, featuring students who demonstrated the impact of STEM programming in their lives.

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2020 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award recipients were honored at STEM Day at the Capitol.

2020 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Awardees Honored at State Capitol

The 2020 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award recipients were recognized during STEM Day at the Capitol. Sponsored by Kemin Industries, the award is given to teachers who go above and beyond to inspire student interest in and awareness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

The 2020 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award recipients include:

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Registration is now open for the Transforming Education for the Workforce Summit.

Registration Opens for 2020 Statewide STEM Summit: Transforming Education for the Workforce

During remarks at STEM Day at the Capitol, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the 2020 statewide STEM summit, “Transforming Education for the Workforce.” Presented by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Future Ready Iowa, the summit will be held on April 14, 2020, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

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More students who participated in STEM Scale-Up Programs were very interested in pursuing a STEM career.

STEM Education Produces Positive Impact on Future Workforce

The STEM Council recently released the 2018-2019 Iowa STEM Evaluation Report showing continued growth and impact on Iowa’s educators and future workforce.

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21st convening of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council.

Governor's STEM Education Advisory Council Charts the Future

With a mission of helping people connect to career goals and achieve financial stability, the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families set the stage for the 21st convening of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. The meeting primarily focused on sustainability and expansion of work-based learning.
 
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PLTW Cybersecurity is one of thirteen world-class STEM Scale-Up Programs being delivered to educators across Iowa.

Top STEM Education Innovations to Scale Across Iowa

The concept was hatched by the STEM Council in its first year: Devise a system by which youth across Iowa, especially those most deserving, enjoy some of the best STEM education kits, curricula, software, games and courses the world has to offer. Scale-Up was born, the most heavily invested program of any conducted by the Council’s network team.
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STEM BEST Program students explore opportunities available in the local healthcare industry.

STEM BEST Expansion Leads to New School+Business Partnerships

With 58 STEM BEST (Business Engaging Students and Teachers) models now operating throughout the state, chances are good that you are within driving distance of one or more. These invaluable work-based learning opportunities for students have grown to include nearly 100 school districts and more than 500 employers and other community partners.
 
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Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed 22 new members to the STEM Advisory Council.

New Council Members Join Quest to Advance STEM in Iowa

Among the attributes that distinguish Iowa’s STEM education progress nationally, outstanding members who make up the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council figures prominently. Dedicated stakeholders from education, business and industry, nonprofits, agencies and legislature serve under the leadership of co-chairs Gov. Kim Reynolds and Accumold President and CEO Roger Hargens.
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St. Theresa in Des Moines was named a STEM BEST Program partner in 2018. The award funds helped open a Makerspace.

Nineteen STEM BEST Models Taking it Up a Notch

Building a culture to grow and expand workplace experiences, the STEM BEST Program encourages teachers and industry professionals to work side-by-side on curriculum and projects that give students actual workplace experience and an understanding of the opportunities and required skills for careers in STEM fields.

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The latest STEM Gem poster features Youth and Special Services Librarian Tyler Hahn.

Iowa’s Latest STEM Gem to Provide Career Inspiration

Nearly every career path has STEM components that are integral to the job, even careers that are often not associated as having an emphasis on STEM. For Tyler Hahn and the Cherokee Public Library, STEM has opened doors of possibility.

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